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* "Moonlight Shadow" by Creator/MikeOldfield (with vocals by Creator/MaggieReilly) otherwise tells a fairly clear story of a woman whose lover is shot, but it uses a trick of having every second line in every stanza be the same, and only some of those lines fit together with the ones telling the story.

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* "Moonlight Shadow" by Creator/MikeOldfield (with vocals by Creator/MaggieReilly) otherwise tells a fairly clear story of a woman whose lover is shot, but it uses a trick of having every second line in every stanza be the same, and only some of those lines fit together with between the ones telling the story.


* The majority of "Moonlight Shadow" by Creator/MikeOldfield (with vocals by Creator/MaggieReilly) otherwise tells a fairly clear story of a woman whose lover is shot, but it uses a trick of having every second line in every stanza be the same, and only some of those lines fit in with the ones actually telling the story. Towards the end, this structure breaks down and we get, among other things, the line "Caught in the middle of a hundred and five," which doesn't seem to make sense in any context.

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* The majority of "Moonlight Shadow" by Creator/MikeOldfield (with vocals by Creator/MaggieReilly) otherwise tells a fairly clear story of a woman whose lover is shot, but it uses a trick of having every second line in every stanza be the same, and only some of those lines fit in together with the ones actually telling the story. Towards the end, this structure breaks down and we get, among other things, the line "Caught in the middle of a hundred and five," which doesn't seem to make sense in any context.story.


* "Moonlight Shadow" by Creator/MikeOldfield (with vocals by Creator/MaggieReilly) otherwise tells a fairly clear story of a woman whose lover is shot, but it uses a trick of having every second line in every stanza be the same, and those lines never quite fit in with the others.

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* The majority of "Moonlight Shadow" by Creator/MikeOldfield (with vocals by Creator/MaggieReilly) otherwise tells a fairly clear story of a woman whose lover is shot, but it uses a trick of having every second line in every stanza be the same, and only some of those lines never quite fit in with the others.ones actually telling the story. Towards the end, this structure breaks down and we get, among other things, the line "Caught in the middle of a hundred and five," which doesn't seem to make sense in any context.

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* "Moonlight Shadow" by Creator/MikeOldfield (with vocals by Creator/MaggieReilly) otherwise tells a fairly clear story of a woman whose lover is shot, but it uses a trick of having every second line in every stanza be the same, and those lines never quite fit in with the others.


-->See my friends
-->Run in circles
-->Watching cars pass on the street

-->Missing daylight
-->Oh the night light
-->Casting shadows of defeat

-->You got me looking out the shades
-->Waiting up for you
-->How much longer should I wait?

-->So...
-->Until you leave
-->My eyes will turn red for a minute
-->And I can't breathe when she goes

-->She kills me nightly
-->On my way home
-->I see the moon begin to fall
-->The world it turns now
-->Leaves me breathless
-->Sing the saddest song of all

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-->See my friends
-->Run
friends\\
Run
in circles
-->Watching
circles\\
Watching
cars pass on the street

-->Missing daylight
-->Oh
street\\
\\
Missing daylight\\
Oh
the night light
-->Casting
light\\
Casting
shadows of defeat

-->You
defeat\\
\\
You
got me looking out the shades
-->Waiting
shades\\
Waiting
up for you
-->How
you\\
How
much longer should I wait?

-->So...
-->Until
wait?\\
\\
So...\\
Until
you leave
-->My
leave\\
My
eyes will turn red for a minute
-->And
minute\\
And
I can't breathe when she goes

-->She
goes\\
\\
She
kills me nightly
-->On
nightly\\
On
my way home
-->I
home\\
I
see the moon begin to fall
-->The
fall\\
The
world it turns now
-->Leaves
now\\
Leaves
me breathless
-->Sing
breathless\\
Sing
the saddest song of all



-->Life goes on 'cause it never ends
-->Eyes of stone observe the trends
-->They never say forever gaze if only
-->Guilty roads to an endless love
-->There's no control
-->Are you with me now?
-->Your every wish will be done

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-->Life goes on 'cause it never ends
-->Eyes
ends\\
Eyes
of stone observe the trends
-->They
trends\\
They
never say forever gaze if only
-->Guilty
only\\
Guilty
roads to an endless love
-->There's
love\\
There's
no control
-->Are
control\\
Are
you with me now?
-->Your
now?\\
Your
every wish will be done



-->Mighty Mamoondog drifts across the grass
-->Healing lullabies for Easter time on Mars
-->Paint your hats and shoes with flowers and with stars
-->Singing in metropolitan operas.

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-->Mighty Mamoondog drifts across the grass
-->Healing
grass\\
Healing
lullabies for Easter time on Mars
-->Paint
Mars\\
Paint
your hats and shoes with flowers and with stars
-->Singing
stars\\
Singing
in metropolitan operas.



* Speaking of Polish rock (and pop) men, Music/KubaSienkiewicz, he of the song about paintings of Creator/SalvadorDali. Among others.



-->The new [[SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying porcupine]] on the block with the buff chest
-->Out the wilderness with the ruggedness
-->Knock knock, it's Knuckles, the bloat thrower
-->Independent flow-er, magical emerald holder
-->Give you the coldest shoulder
-->My spike goes through boulders
-->That's why I stay a loner

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-->The new [[SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying porcupine]] on the block with the buff chest
-->Out
chest\\
Out
the wilderness with the ruggedness
-->Knock
ruggedness\\
Knock
knock, it's Knuckles, the bloat thrower
-->Independent
thrower\\
Independent
flow-er, magical emerald holder
-->Give
holder\\
Give
you the coldest shoulder
-->My
shoulder\\
My
spike goes through boulders
-->That's
boulders\\
That's
why I stay a loner



-->Everyday's a new beginning, yeah! (We don't know who we're gonna meet today!)
-->The more I want, the less that I can get (Keep working for a new tomorrow!)
-->But I guess that I'm so happy now, gonna set my heart free!

to:

-->Everyday's a new beginning, yeah! (We don't know who we're gonna meet today!)
-->The
today!) \\
The
more I want, the less that I can get (Keep working for a new tomorrow!)
-->But
tomorrow!)\\
But
I guess that I'm so happy now, gonna set my heart free!



-->No such thing as fate for those who speed
-->A path out of time instead of just livin' it
-->So many things erased before they begin
-->Hopes un-dream instead of what could have been

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-->No such thing as fate for those who speed
-->A
speed\\
A
path out of time instead of just livin' it
-->So
it\\
So
many things erased before they begin
-->Hopes
begin\\
Hopes
un-dream instead of what could have been

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* By dance song standards, the lyrics to "Walk Like An Egyptian" by Music/TheBangles make sense for the most part, but only the first couple verses actually relate to Egyptians. After the first chorus finishes up, the lyrics eventually switch to out-of-nowhere phrases about blonde waitresses, school kids hanging out at metal and punk concerts, Japanese with yen, and [[DonutMessWithACop cops in donuts shops]].

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* The Polish rockman Kazik Staszewski's song "Mars napada" (Mars Attacks) is ostensibly about an AlienInvasion... but half of the lyrics are random musings or out-of-context inside jokes that have nothing to do with the alien invasion story.

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* "January" by Disclosure falls into this:
-->I might as well fix up and play your game\\
Make the memory the reason\\
Remembering the time when you and I fell behind\\
But found a way to justify\\


-->You can go down and visit the bus stop
-->If you can find the right change or box top
-->And you know you'll have a good time
-->Won't it be fine?

-->I will be glad to give you these fine clothes
-->If you can show me how fast your fortune grows
-->You'll be smart and wear a smile
-->You'll be in style

-->I'll look around and find you a nice bowl
-->If you won't miss a small piece of your soul
-->In a crowd you'll be at ease
-->You'll never sneeze

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-->You can go down and visit the bus stop
-->If
stop\\
If
you can find the right change or box top
-->And
top\\
And
you know you'll have a good time
-->Won't
time\\
Won't
it be fine?

-->I
fine?\\
\\
I
will be glad to give you these fine clothes
-->If
clothes\\
If
you can show me how fast your fortune grows
-->You'll
grows\\
You'll
be smart and wear a smile
-->You'll
smile\\
You'll
be in style

-->I'll
style\\
\\
I'll
look around and find you a nice bowl
-->If
bowl\\
If
you won't miss a small piece of your soul
-->In
soul\\
In
a crowd you'll be at ease
-->You'll
ease\\
You'll
never sneeze
* WebVideo/BillWurtz does this in just about every song. He has a fondness for [[SillyLoveSongs love]] and [[TheresNoPlaceLikeHome a feeling of going back home and/or where you belong]], but as per [[SurrealHumor his sense of humor]], his songs never really build on a specific theme or narrative despite individual phrases being perfectly coherent. An example from "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0HCZ4YGqbw La de da de da de da de day oh]]":
-->''I went down to the mall, then they closed down the mall''\\
''Guess they don't want me goin' to the mall, cause I'm just too small (too small for the mall!)''\\
''Then I built some trains, and I'm travelin' somewhere new''\\
''It's a wonderful world, but still no you''\\
''It's a wonderful world for two''

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* "The Arrangement" by Music/{{Oliver}} can easily be regarded as this.
-->You can go down and visit the bus stop
-->If you can find the right change or box top
-->And you know you'll have a good time
-->Won't it be fine?

-->I will be glad to give you these fine clothes
-->If you can show me how fast your fortune grows
-->You'll be smart and wear a smile
-->You'll be in style

-->I'll look around and find you a nice bowl
-->If you won't miss a small piece of your soul
-->In a crowd you'll be at ease
-->You'll never sneeze

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* "Take Me to Church" by Music/{{Hozier}} can fall into this. WordOfGod is that it's a metaphor about the Catholic Church and its stance on homosexuality, although if you don't know this, the lyrics sound somewhat nonsensical.
-->Drain the whole sea\\
Get something shiny\\
Something meaty for the main course\\
That's a fine-looking high horse\\
What you got in the stable?\\
We've a lot of starving faithful\\


* Music/JohnLennon wrote ''I Am The Walrus'' to deliberately make no sense to baffle music experts and critics trying to find the meanings of TheBeatles' songs.

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* Music/JohnLennon wrote ''I Am The Walrus'' to deliberately make no sense to baffle music experts and critics trying to find the meanings of TheBeatles' Music/TheBeatles' songs.


* With the exception of the chorus, the lyrics to Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZpPNzt3II Choice Millionaire]]" range from [[WorldSaladLyrics nonsensical]] to flirting with coherence from line to line as the listener attempts to parse them.

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* With the exception of the chorus, the lyrics to Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZpPNzt3II Choice Millionaire]]" range from [[WorldSaladLyrics [[WordSaladLyrics nonsensical]] to flirting with coherence from line to line as the listener attempts to parse them.

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